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World Expo 2020 10-20-2020

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 from October 20th 2020. Running for 173 days, the Expo will provide a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

Renewable M&A – What Makes it Different? 01-08-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideJoin Vinson & Elkins as we discuss the key differences between renewable and more traditional M&A transactions.

Hot Topics in the Current Restructuring Space 12-11-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe restructuring market is experiencing an uptick in activity, including the energy industry. In this presentation, V&E restructuring professionals will provide an overview of the trending topics and recent business and legal developments in the restructuring space.

International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients 12-10-2019

The State Bar of Texas International Law Section & International Human Rights Committee Present "International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients" on December 10, 2019.

EPA Enforcement Trends and New Limits on Agencies’ Use of Non-regulatory Guidance 11-21-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WidePatrick Traylor, partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, will present a CLE drawing from his experience as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). He will address this Administration’s national compliance initiatives, its policy on coordination between the federal government and states, and the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

One Tweet, and the World Is at Your Door 11-14-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 14, 2019

Recent events show that all it takes is one tweet from even a midlevel manager of a company to create an international incident. 

SEC Enforcement Report Signals Increased Enforcement, Lingering Limitations from Kokesh 11-13-2019

Last week on November 6, 2019, the SEC Enforcement Division released its annual report on the Commission’s enforcement activities for the fiscal year.

Second Circuit Considers Reach of Bribery Laws Beyond U.S. 11-13-2019

On November 7, 2019, a Second Circuit panel1 heard oral argument on whether the use of United States wire services in effecting a bribery scheme is enough, without more, to pull defendants within the scope of U.S. criminal honest-services wire fraud statutes.2

Miami Technology and Intellectual Property Arbitration Seminar 11-13-2019

The Global Legal Studies Initiative at Florida International University College of Law, the Miami International Arbitration Society and the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center will be hosting the first Miami Technology and Intellectual Property Arbitration Seminar on Wednesday, November 13th from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST.

A Blueprint for Navigating a Government Investigation 11-13-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideOur experience in recent cases suggests that there are some critical decisions, strategies and approaches that can help lead to a good result even when the government is laser focused on your company. In this session, V&E attorneys and in-house counsel will share critical lessons to help boards, audit committees, general counsel and compliance officers through the thicket of a government investigation.

SEC’s Proposed Proxy Process Amendments Would Give ISS a Taste of Its Own Medicine 11-12-2019

V&E SEC Update, November 13, 2019

On November 5, 2019, a divided Commission voted on two proposed rule amendments:  Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice (the “Proxy Advisory Proposed Rules”) and Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8 (the “Rule 14a-8 Proposed Rules”).  

Baring Arms Part 1: Texas Tips on Implementing a Lawful Firearms Policy 11-12-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 12, 2019

For three years, Texas law has allowed folks with a concealed license the right to carry their firearms openly. Texas continues to expand the rights of gun owners.

American Bar Association National Enforcement Conference 11-12-2019


Nareit REITworld: 2019 Annual Conference 11-12-2019

V&E is a silver sponsor of REITworld, Nareit's 2019 Annual Conference taking place in Los Angeles from November 12 through November 14.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA) Oil & Gas Conference 11-11-2019

Partner Jason McIntosh and Senior Associate Brian Russell will speak at AICPA's Oil & Gas Conference on "Tax Considerations on the Acquisition and Disposition of Midstream and Upstream Assets: Avoid the Big Traps."

Good Air Pollution Control Practice Enforcement—It’s a Real Thing 11-07-2019

Environmental Blog

In September 2019, a federal district court in Massachusetts ordered  the owner of a fuel storage terminal to pay $1.2 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Requirements for Lactation in the Workplace Continue to Evolve 11-07-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 7, 2019

States (and cities) across the country are increasing protections for employees that are lactating. Effective January 1, 2020, a new California law amends and broadens pre-existing requirements for employers’ accommodations of lactating employees, as well as the penalties for non-compliance. 

Government Contractors in the Cross-Hairs: Antitrust Division Unveils New Procurement Collusion Strike Force 11-07-2019

V&E Antitrust Update, November 7, 2019

Following months of speculation, on November 5, 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) formally announced a new initiative targeting collusion in public procurement and government contracting.1

DOJ’s FCPA Reach Over Foreign “Agents” 11-06-2019

The Criminal Information against two former executives of Unaoil, Inc. was unsealed on October 30, 2019, laying out the U.S. government’s case against them for facilitating bribes on behalf of companies in foreign countries in exchange for oil and gas contracts.1

Supreme Court to Decide Validity of SEC Disgorgement Actions 11-06-2019

On November 2, 2019, the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari in Liu v. SEC to address whether the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has authority to recover disgorgement of ill-gotten profits from violators of the federal securities laws.

World Expo 2020 10-20-2020

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 from October 20th 2020. Running for 173 days, the Expo will provide a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

Renewable M&A – What Makes it Different? 01-08-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideJoin Vinson & Elkins as we discuss the key differences between renewable and more traditional M&A transactions.

Hot Topics in the Current Restructuring Space 12-11-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe restructuring market is experiencing an uptick in activity, including the energy industry. In this presentation, V&E restructuring professionals will provide an overview of the trending topics and recent business and legal developments in the restructuring space.

International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients 12-10-2019

The State Bar of Texas International Law Section & International Human Rights Committee Present "International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients" on December 10, 2019.

EPA Enforcement Trends and New Limits on Agencies’ Use of Non-regulatory Guidance 11-21-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WidePatrick Traylor, partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, will present a CLE drawing from his experience as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). He will address this Administration’s national compliance initiatives, its policy on coordination between the federal government and states, and the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

Miami Technology and Intellectual Property Arbitration Seminar 11-13-2019

The Global Legal Studies Initiative at Florida International University College of Law, the Miami International Arbitration Society and the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center will be hosting the first Miami Technology and Intellectual Property Arbitration Seminar on Wednesday, November 13th from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST.

A Blueprint for Navigating a Government Investigation 11-13-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideOur experience in recent cases suggests that there are some critical decisions, strategies and approaches that can help lead to a good result even when the government is laser focused on your company. In this session, V&E attorneys and in-house counsel will share critical lessons to help boards, audit committees, general counsel and compliance officers through the thicket of a government investigation.

American Bar Association National Enforcement Conference 11-12-2019


Nareit REITworld: 2019 Annual Conference 11-12-2019

V&E is a silver sponsor of REITworld, Nareit's 2019 Annual Conference taking place in Los Angeles from November 12 through November 14.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA) Oil & Gas Conference 11-11-2019

Partner Jason McIntosh and Senior Associate Brian Russell will speak at AICPA's Oil & Gas Conference on "Tax Considerations on the Acquisition and Disposition of Midstream and Upstream Assets: Avoid the Big Traps."

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas 13th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament 11-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins is pleased to be sponsoring the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas 13th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament.

Association for Corporate Growth’s Strategic Acquirer Summit 11-05-2019

V&E counsel Sarah Mitchell will speak at the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG’s) Strategic Acquirer Summit in Dallas on Tuesday, November 5.

25th Annual Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen Offshore Seminar 10-30-2019

V&E partner Jason Levine will present “The Trouble with Emojis: Emerging Legal Issues and Proposed Business Responses” at this year’s 25th Annual Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen Offshore Seminar.

The European "CFIUS": Understanding the EU Foreign Investment Screening (EUFIS) 10-29-2019

A non-CLE program presented by the ABA Section of International Law International Antitrust Law Committee. Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law International M&A Joint Venture Committee and Europe Committee. 

Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business 10-25-2019

V&E partner Jim Loftis will speak on a panel at the 2019 Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business Conference hosted by AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators) and ICDR (International Centre for Dispute Resolution).

Opportunities and Threats: Recent Legal Developments in the International Energy Sector 10-23-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideRecent developments in English law have highlighted some of the challenges facing companies in the international energy markets. Join us as we consider the implications for deals and operations going forward.

Fundamentals of Texas State Court and Federal Court Summary Judgment Practice 10-22-2019

This presentation provides a foundation for understanding summary judgment practice and resources that attorneys can use to their clients’ benefits at this crucial stage of litigation.

FCPA Enforcement Trends Impacting the Energy Industry 10-17-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideEphraim (Fry) Wernick, partner in the Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense group, will present a CLE drawing upon his experience as a federal prosecutor and as Assistant Chief of DOJ's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit. The CLE will cover various FCPA topics critical to any company conducting business internationally, including explanations for the recent spike in global enforcement by domestic regulators and foreign authorities, and DOJ’s updated compliance guidance.

2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference 10-14-2019

V&E is proud to support the 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference hosted by the Minority Corporation Counsel Association (MCCA) taking place Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 16 in New York.

Webinar: 10 Things You Need to Know About Proposed Regulations for CFIUS Reform 10-08-2019

On September 17, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), released long-anticipated proposed regulations to implement key elements of the CFIUS reform law, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”). Please join the Chairs of V&E's National Security and International Trade Practice, Damara Chambers and Dave Johnson, as they provide an in-depth review of the proposed regulations, implications, and what global companies need to know.

SPACs: An Alternative to the Traditional IPO for REITs and Other Real Estate Companies 10-30-2019

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In this REIT Series presentation, V&E REIT professionals provided an overview of the SPAC IPO process and discuss certain considerations and potential transaction structures for SPAC business combinations involving REITs and other real estate companies.


Ninth Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium 10-03-2019

On October 3, 2019, V&E hosted our annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

Alternative Capital Transactions in the Energy Industry 08-22-2019

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In this presentation, V&E attorneys discussed alternatives to traditional forms of capital raising. 


The Trouble With Emojis: Emerging Legal Issues and Proposed Business Responses 06-27-2019

This interactive program explored the communication disconnects and legal problems arising from emojis, including case studies and quizzes to test your knowledge of emojis’ meanings, and offered targeted responses to help protect businesses from legal liability.

Why Do Property REITs Have Operating Partnerships: REIT OP Units as a Tax-Advantaged Currency for Property Acquisitions 05-28-2019

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In this presentation, we reviewed the UPREIT structure with a particular focus on how REITs use OP Units to acquire properties.


High Yield Bonds in the Energy Industry 04-10-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E partners provided an overview of high yield bonds in the energy industry, including a discussion of structuring issues, covenants and recent developments.

Public Company Consolidations: What You Need to Know 03-20-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E partners discussed recent trends and hot topics relating to consolidation transactions involving public companies.

Qualified Opportunity Funds, Real Estate, and REITs 02-20-2019

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In the first REIT Series program of 2019, V&E REIT professionals discussed the benefits, challenges, and opportunities associated with using Qualified Opportunity Funds to invest in real estate, including the various roles that REITs can play. 


Pipeline Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development 02-06-2019

On February 6, 2019, V&E partners Robert Seber and Jeremy Marwell spoke on "Pipelines Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development" at NYU School of Law. 

Reserve-Based Lending: Market Trends and Recent Developments 02-06-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E lawyers discussed market trends and recent business and legal developments in the reserve-based lending space.

ABA Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference 01-31-2019

Thursday, January 31 - Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET | Miami, FL

V&E again sponsored ABA’s annual Forum on Communications Law Conference, which took place January 31 - February 2, 2019.

Building and Overseeing Effective Compliance and Corporate Governance 01-30-2019

V&E lawyers discussed key trends and developments in compliance and corporate governance and how to create and oversee a healthy and holistic compliance and corporate governance program. 

Recent Antitrust Enforcement in the Energy and Chemical Industries 01-17-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E lawyers discussed recent antitrust developments in the energy and chemical industries – including merger enforcement, cartel investigations, and private litigation – and explain how these developments will affect future enforcement efforts.

The New Governance: Navigating the Rising ESG Tide 12-12-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideIn this program, V&E climate change, international human rights and governance professionals provided practical guidance for companies facing exponentially growing ESG demands and expectations.

Recent Trends in Renewable Energy Dealmaking 11-07-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThree attorneys from Vinson & Elkins who frequently represent financial sponsors in the renewables sector discussed the impact of additional capital deployment.

Cyber-Governance: Legal Considerations for Cyber Disclosure and Preparedness 11-01-2018

Today, companies face more complex and sophisticated cyberthreats and new and evolving cybersecurity regulations and standards around the world. This CLE breaks down recent developments, and helps listeners identify key areas of risk and liability, develop and implement a compliant information security program, prepare for any cyber-event, and communicate their risks and readiness with key stakeholders.

Are You SLAPP Happy Yet? 10-30-2018

Since its enactment in 2011, the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA) has become an increasingly important tool in a broad range of cases and other legal proceedings. This program covered the nuts and bolts of litigation under the TCPA.

REIT Internalization Transactions 10-30-2018

REITs_ThumbnailIn the fourth quarter REIT Series presentation, V&E attorneys discussed internalization structures and various considerations that REITs, their external managers and financial advisors should consider.

Eighth Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium 10-03-2018

On October 3, 2018, V&E hosted our annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

Market Update: Evolution of Midstream IPO Structures 09-12-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideIn this program, V&E attorneys provided a market update on Up-C Limited Partnerships, Up-C Corporations, Traditional C-Corps, Modified MLPs and SPACs.

One Tweet, and the World Is at Your Door 11-14-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 14, 2019

Recent events show that all it takes is one tweet from even a midlevel manager of a company to create an international incident. 

SEC Enforcement Report Signals Increased Enforcement, Lingering Limitations from Kokesh 11-13-2019

Last week on November 6, 2019, the SEC Enforcement Division released its annual report on the Commission’s enforcement activities for the fiscal year.

Second Circuit Considers Reach of Bribery Laws Beyond U.S. 11-13-2019

On November 7, 2019, a Second Circuit panel1 heard oral argument on whether the use of United States wire services in effecting a bribery scheme is enough, without more, to pull defendants within the scope of U.S. criminal honest-services wire fraud statutes.2

SEC’s Proposed Proxy Process Amendments Would Give ISS a Taste of Its Own Medicine 11-12-2019

V&E SEC Update, November 13, 2019

On November 5, 2019, a divided Commission voted on two proposed rule amendments:  Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice (the “Proxy Advisory Proposed Rules”) and Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8 (the “Rule 14a-8 Proposed Rules”).  

Baring Arms Part 1: Texas Tips on Implementing a Lawful Firearms Policy 11-12-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 12, 2019

For three years, Texas law has allowed folks with a concealed license the right to carry their firearms openly. Texas continues to expand the rights of gun owners.

Good Air Pollution Control Practice Enforcement—It’s a Real Thing 11-07-2019

Environmental Blog

In September 2019, a federal district court in Massachusetts ordered  the owner of a fuel storage terminal to pay $1.2 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Requirements for Lactation in the Workplace Continue to Evolve 11-07-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 7, 2019

States (and cities) across the country are increasing protections for employees that are lactating. Effective January 1, 2020, a new California law amends and broadens pre-existing requirements for employers’ accommodations of lactating employees, as well as the penalties for non-compliance. 

Government Contractors in the Cross-Hairs: Antitrust Division Unveils New Procurement Collusion Strike Force 11-07-2019

V&E Antitrust Update, November 7, 2019

Following months of speculation, on November 5, 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) formally announced a new initiative targeting collusion in public procurement and government contracting.1

DOJ’s FCPA Reach Over Foreign “Agents” 11-06-2019

The Criminal Information against two former executives of Unaoil, Inc. was unsealed on October 30, 2019, laying out the U.S. government’s case against them for facilitating bribes on behalf of companies in foreign countries in exchange for oil and gas contracts.1

Supreme Court to Decide Validity of SEC Disgorgement Actions 11-06-2019

On November 2, 2019, the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari in Liu v. SEC to address whether the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has authority to recover disgorgement of ill-gotten profits from violators of the federal securities laws.

Call on Me: Properly Compensating the On-Call Employee 11-05-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, November 5, 2019

While firefighters and plumbers have long been used to it, more and more office employees are being required to be remain “on-call” outside normal work hours in order to accommodate the business needs of their employer.

When “Expressly” No Longer Means “Expressly”: The Federal Circuit’s Raytheon Decision Broadens the Concept of “Expressly Unallowable Costs” and the Potential for Imposition of Penalties 11-04-2019

V&E Government Contracts Update, November 4, 2019

On October 18, 2019, in Raytheon Company v. Secretary of Defense, No. 2018-2371 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 18, 2019), the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), holding that “salary costs for lobbying activities are expressly unallowable” under FAR 31.205-22 despite the fact that FAR 31.205-22 does not expressly list such salary costs as unallowable.

EPA Issues Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking That Will Increase the Burdens of Non-Exempt Refiners Beginning in 2020 11-04-2019

Environmental Blog

Making good on President Trump’s promise to corn-growing farmers, on October 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (Supplemental Proposal) that will effectively increase the renewable fuel obligations of non-exempt refiners and other obligated parties beginning in compliance year (CY) 2020. 

Are English-Only Policies Legal? 10-31-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, October 31, 2019

As someone who grew up in Mexico City in a home where three languages were spoken (I spoke Spanish with my brother and my friends, French with my mother, and English with my father), I have never been uncomfortable in a workplace where employees might speak in a foreign language, even one that I don’t speak.

U.K.’s SFO Recognizes Expectation that Compliance Functions Will be Insulated from Routine Cost Cutting Pressures 10-30-2019

Sarah Lawson, the General Counsel of the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), recently emphasized that corporate compliance functions must be well resourced and that the SFO expects such programs should be insulated from routine cost-cutting pressures. 

One Agency in Washington is Definitely on the Job 10-29-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, October 29, 2019

If your company is a federal contractor, do not assume that the current administration is uninterested in enforcing discrimination laws. In fact, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has collected record amounts from government contractor employers during the Trump administration. 

California Criminalizes Arbitration Agreements 10-24-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, October 24, 2019

On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that prohibits employers from requiring any applicant or employee “waive any right, forum or procedure for a violation of any provision of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.”

Data Without Borders: The U.S. and UK Sign CLOUD Act Agreement Making it Easier to Gather Electronic Evidence 10-24-2019

The United States and the United Kingdom recently entered the first ever CLOUD Act Agreement, which aims to streamline the process by which either government can collect electronic evidence located in the other country.

When Onboarding New Employees, Keep An Eye on Privilege Issues 10-22-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, October 22, 2019

There are a lot of good folks out there who might help your company but who have noncompete agreements or other restrictions in agreements with their current or recent employers. To decide whether to hire such employees, you may decide that you should review their agreement, have discussions with them about the restrictions, and maybe even reach out to their prior employer. 

With New Inability-to-Pay Guidance, DOJ Offers Transparency and More Flexibility to Companies Seeking Lower Fines and Penalties 10-21-2019

V&E Government Investigations Update, October 21, 2019

A new Department of Justice (“DOJ”) policy provides for additional transparency and long-needed guidance to prosecutors who often evaluate inability-to-pay claims by companies facing substantial criminal fines and penalties.

Cyber-insurance 101: The Basics 09-30-2019

Increasingly, organizations are purchasing cyber-insurance or requiring their vendors to do so to mitigate risks related to cyber-attacks. In this video, partner Devika Kornbacher helps companies think through choosing the coverage that is best for them.

Protecting Data in Unlikely Places 09-25-2019

Intellectual Property partner Devika Kornbacher discusses how to protect your company data in unlikely places.

V&E's Matt Jacobs Discusses Legal Implications from Indictments in Mueller Investigations 01-31-2019

Matt Jacobs appears on MSNBC to discuss the legal implications of Roger Stone’s indictment in the Mueller investigations.

V&E's Matt Jacobs Weighs in on Committee Investigation 01-14-2019

Matt Jacobs sits in on an MSNBC panel to discuss the subject of legal troubles facing the Trump family in light of allegations of the inaugural committee misusing and abusing funds.

V&E’s Matt Jacobs Weighs In on the Mueller Investigation 01-07-2019

V&E's Matt Jacobs, a former federal prosecuter, sits down with MSNBC during a panel discussing the Mueller investigation. 

REIT IPO Activity Could Pick Up in Late 2018 04-11-2018

First published by Nareit, April 3, 2018

Daniel LeBey, partner, capital markets and M&A at Vinson & Elkins LLP, participated in a video interview at REITwise 2018, Nareit’s Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

Why Join V&E: Your Development as a Lawyer 01-02-2018

Hear from V&E Partner John B. Connally, Practice Group Leader, former Management Committee member, and LGBT affinity group member, on what he thinks are the two most important things when considering where to start your law career.

The International Reach of The Defend Trade Secrets Act 09-12-2017

V&E partner Craig Tyler outlines implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) for misappropriation taking place outside of the U.S. and looks specifically at the International Trade Commission as a venue for cracking down on misappropriating products imported into the U.S.

Testing the Waters: The First Few Months of The Defend Trade Secrets Act 09-12-2017

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law, providing a federal civil remedy for trade secrets misappropriation. 

An Intro to The Defend Trade Secrets Act 05-11-2017

The new Defend Trade Secrets Act was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. V&E partner Steve Borgman explains what the new law is, how it differs from existing trade secrets law, and how the new law can be beneficial to parties involved in a trade secrets dispute.

Intellectual Property Rights in Complex Cross-Border Operations 05-11-2017

A common problem that arises in complex cross-border operations involving intellectual property is something referred to as the coordination problem. Rights under the law in one country may be exploited under the laws of another country. These problems can be addressed contractually if proper forethought is given.

EPA’s National Enforcement Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2017–2019 10-01-2016

On October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) National Enforcement Initiatives (“NEIs”) for fiscal years 2017-2019 took effect.

A Profile of V&E’s Energy Appellate Practice 08-31-2016

Marie Yeates, co-chair of V&E's Appellate practice, and Appellate partner Michael Heidler have deep experience handling energy appeals, particularly in Texas and Louisiana.

A Closer Look at EPA's New Methane Rules for the Oil and Gas Industry 06-22-2016

On May 12, 2016, EPA issued a slate of final rules and an information request under the Clean Air Act directed at the oil and gas industry. This is the first time EPA is directly regulating methane as a greenhouse gas. These rules will have widespread application to the oil and gas industry, including production, processing, transmission, and storage. 

Employment Consideration in International Asset Transactions 06-03-2016

Martin Luff, counsel in V&E’s International Employment practice, highlights some of the differences between U.S. and international transactions with regards to the transfer of employment and employee benefits. Buyers and sellers must consider all potential issues that may arise in the different jurisdictions where business deals occur.

Global Reductions in Force 06-03-2016

Martin Luff, counsel in V&E’s International Employment practice, highlights the issues employers must consider when implementing global layoffs or reductions in force.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Do You Have the Coverage You Think You Do? 06-03-2016

There are several benefits to workers’ compensation insurance. For example, it provides benefits to an employee in the event of a workplace injury and provides an exclusive remedy protecting the employer from most types of negligence claims.

Changes to the Partnership Audit Tax Rules – What Partnerships Need to Consider Now 02-04-2016

Major changes to the rules for auditing the tax items of partnerships were made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and will come into effect in 2018.

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